London, South Kensington
4 July 2006
AN AMERICAN WALNUT WOOTON DESK
Of typical form, the front doors hinged to reveal a fitted interior with drawers and pigeon holes, including forty canvas lined filing drawers, one centre drawer bearing the pencil inscription 'Rue Jackson Desk Trimmer Richmond State of Indiana USA January 4 1888', originally with a gallery now missing, the front door handle missing and the back plate part missing
58½in. (148cm.) high, 46in. (117cm.) wide, 30in. (77cm.) deep, when closed
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See Walters, The King of Desks: Wooton's Patent Secretary, Washington D.C., 1969, and Cooper, Evolution of Wooton Patent Desks, Indianapolis, 1983.
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